Stupid statement of the day must go to the news announcer on our local TV channel. "It's hard to see what caused this disaster" then goes on to say " There appears to be a huge rock in the middle of the gash in the hull". Obviously logic is not her strong point.
I recognise that one needs to join up the dots to get to the final cause of this accident, nevertheless at this juncture it's worth noting that neither aeroplanes, boats nor land transport are able to continue undamaged when they hit much harder objects like rocks. And in this case they appear to be extremely BIG hard objects. Looks like definitely a case of CFIT.
Location: The Burrow, N53:48:02 W1:48:57, The Tin Tent - EGBS, EGBO
I can foresee a "tea with no ship's biscuits" interview
Probably without the tea too. This is becoming more and more reminiscent of the Herald of Free Enterprise as the number of dead continues to rise. The last I heard SAR was searching for 70 or more missing people.
One of the news wires said that there was no threat of the ship sinking. I always thought that when a ship is firmly affixed to the bottom of the sea that it has sunk. I mean one wouldn't call it afloat would we?